By ELISABETH W. SCHNEIDER Temple University
BIBLIORAPHICAL study of Hazlitt is of two sorts. In addition to the formal bibliographical description of his books, there is the less strictly bibliographical and more difficult task of identifying his unsigned and uncollected periodical articles. Early lists attempted to serve both functions.
The first undertaking was a "Chronological Catalogue" printed by W. Carew Hazlitt in the first volume of his Memoirs of Hazlitt ( 1867); it is occasionally worth consulting still, though for most purposes it has long been superseded. P. P. Howe, the acknowledged modern authority, gives it a certain weight, believing that some articles were included on the authority of the biographer's father, Hazlitt's son. But as the latter is known to have been an extremely unreliable source of information and as the ascriptions have all been closely scrutinized by Howe, there is little profit for most students in traversing that ground again until, or unless, new information comes to light that might unsettle Howe's conclusions. A List of the Writings of William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt, published in the following year ( 1868) by Alexander Ireland, is unlikely to be of any value to the student today. For authenticating and dating individual articles, the Liste chronologique des œuvres de William Hazlitt by Jules Douady ( 1906) offers the